Stella McCartney’s Jumper Dress Of Joy

Fashion designers like Stella McCartney must always be under pressure to wear something fabulous to represent their ranges, but fortunately Paul McCartney’s daughter pulled it off with a classic jumper dress for a night out in London.

Stella was one of the guests at the party her model Kate Moss held to show off a collection of photos taken by Mario Testino, which may explain the designer’s casual look. There is no point wearing a party dress and trying to outglam a model!

However, the simple jersey dress is a perfect day to night look. Stella, who is a mum of three, would look fabulous in this on the school run, take it to her studios or shop afterwards then add a lovely pair of killer heels for night-time.

The long sleeves means there is no need to worry about a coat, which is great news when the British summertime is a little bit unpredictable. Fingers crossed  for more of the same when the designer shows at London Fashion Week in September.

Until then you can copy the jumper dress look with a Twiggy knitted jumper dress from Very.

Or try something in a cooler material like this Love Label asymmetric long tunic

It also comes in purple, for the occasions when you want to stand out more at an event.

Talking of making a statement, we think Stella would have looked even better in this shocking pink Fred Perry fine knit v-neck dress from Very. When everyone around her was wearing black at Moss’s event, surely it would have been the perfect time to push the boat out and do something different?

Before her next catwalk show in September, Stella has her hands full developing a new beauty range. Called Care by Stella McCartney , the range will contain all natural and organic ingredients. The aim is to get it in department stores ready for Christmas.

And if that wasn’t enough work, the busy fashionista has just become one of the patrons of environmentally concious charity Meat Free Monday. As the name suggests, group members campaign to get everyone around the world to give up meat for one day a week.

However, it’s not a campaign to make everyone vegetarian but more of a bid to do something about climate change as livestock are responsible for 18% of Greenhouse gas emissions as opposed to vehicles 13%.

Stella revealed: “If everyone gave up meat on a Monday it would be more effective than everyone stopping driving their car on a Monday.”

10th July 2010
Written by Zoe Griffin